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Lawson or Lawton?

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fluentinsarcasm Tue 16-Aug-16 21:47:56

Which do you prefer?

PurpleDaisies Tue 16-Aug-16 21:49:17

Lawson but I don't really like either sorry.

OSETmum Tue 16-Aug-16 21:49:55

None sorry.

JinkxMonsoon Tue 16-Aug-16 21:51:18

I really dislike this trend for surnames-as-forenames, especially when there's no precedent for using a particular surname as a forename. So... neither.

strongswans Tue 16-Aug-16 21:51:49

Neither sorry, they're surnames not first names.

RusholmeRuffian Tue 16-Aug-16 21:52:34

Both dreadful, sorry!

squoosh Tue 16-Aug-16 21:53:16

Lawson. It trips off the tongue easier than Lawton.

MadisonAvenue Tue 16-Aug-16 21:54:08

Neither, sorry.

squoosh Tue 16-Aug-16 21:54:12

I'm in Scotland where surnames as first names is an old tradition.

BertrandRussell Tue 16-Aug-16 21:56:03

Neither. Choose a name.

Ningnang2000 Tue 16-Aug-16 21:57:25

Sorry but I feel the same about surnames as first names. Not for me but each to their own and all that.

villainousbroodmare Tue 16-Aug-16 21:58:20

Lawson but I like neither. Can't imagine a chubsy infant or a sparkly little boy called either of those. Maybe, maybe a sixty-eight year old man with large ears and dramatically wiry grey eyebrows. An irascible "Git orf my laaaawn!" sort of fellow.

DramaAlpaca Tue 16-Aug-16 22:05:47

Of the two, Lawson sounds better.

Jacobbay Tue 16-Aug-16 22:10:29

As in chancellor Nigel Lawson?

LuckySantangelo1 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:11:36

Neither, sorry!

MistressoftheYoniverse Tue 16-Aug-16 22:27:15

Lawson? Lawton?...first names?...explain!

Figgygal Tue 16-Aug-16 22:28:16


fluentinsarcasm Tue 16-Aug-16 22:45:06

Reeling from the backlash!
I thought Lawson had a grown up, confident ring to it....Doctor Lawson Jones etc
I don't like cute little boys names on grown men.
Boys names hurt my brain, too hard!

squoosh Tue 16-Aug-16 22:47:23

<pats OP on the back>

I see where you were going but 'round 'ere they don't approve of surnames as first names.

Out there <points to the world> they don't mind so much.

usual Tue 16-Aug-16 22:47:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

villainousbroodmare Tue 16-Aug-16 22:47:32

I don’t like cutesy names either but those stray too far in the other direction for me. They seem impersonal.

fluentinsarcasm Tue 16-Aug-16 23:10:01

Funny squoosh, pictured yokel in the Slaughtered Lamb pointing (Werewolf in London)

MissBattleaxe Tue 16-Aug-16 23:15:16

There are plenty of boys names that aren't cutesy. You don't have to resort to surnames.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 16-Aug-16 23:17:29

We've got Lawtons 175 years back as first names in our family...

MistressoftheYoniverse Tue 16-Aug-16 23:21:55

Ok..I was shocked...I consulted the family and Lawson won ...hands down...but you could just call him harry grin

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